The Alcohol and Drug Foundation, in consultation with Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) and NSW Health, has developed an online toolkit to help community members address the availability of alcohol. The toolkit provides a step by step guide for people wishing to comment on liquor licence applications in their local region.
Community voices are often missing in the decision-making process for regulating the availability of alcohol.
Barriers such as the complexity of the licencing system, being time and resource poor, or not understanding the true level of cost and harms from alcohol all prevent the community from being actively involved.
This toolkit aims to remove some of those barriers – starting with communicating the true cost of alcohol in Australia, and why it's important for communities to get involved.
The toolkit is a practical guide for community members (and CDATs) to address the harm associated with the density of alcohol outlets in their local region. The toolkit comprises five modules:
- Module 1: Why it matters
- Module 2: Being proactive
- Module 3: Development applications
- Module 4: Liquor licence applications
- Module5: More strategies
Go to the CDAT website to access the availability of alcohol toolkit.